Initial results from research done by Iowa State University suggest that high levels of distillers grains can be fed to layer hens without any loss of egg production.
Laying hens in the project were fed a diet with up to 69% corn DDGS. "In the past, only reports of feeding 15% to 20% corn DDGS have been available, but we showed we can feed as much as we want with no adverse effects on egg production or quality, as long as we have a nutritionally balanced diet," he says.
Being able to feed higher levels of distillers grains should lower the overall cost of production since distillers grains are more economical than corn.
Poultry Can Be Fed Higher Levels of Distillers Grains